Hatfield Forest

Important notice -

Hatfield Forest is CLOSED on Monday 8 February due to gales forecast in excess of 50 mph. For your safety, please do not visit.

Ancient royal hunting forest

Hatfield Forest

Things to see and do

boardwalk through the coppice at Hatfield Forest

Every Step Counts at Hatfield Forest 

Winter presents a particular challenge in Hatfield Forest. The ground becomes easily waterlogged and the paths very muddy, especially in the rides through the coppices. We have limited car parking capacity.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Track and Trek -Basic Bush Navigation and Tracking Days 2016

Thu 31 Mar 2016
10:15-15:00
Can you survive in the wild with only the bare necessities ?

Hoohaah 10KM Run

Sun 19 Jun 2016
10:00-11:00
A 10KM cross-country run organized by Hoohaah in support of the MindEd Trust

Wild Camping & Bushcraft Weekend 2016

Fri 24 Jun 2016
18:00-18:00
Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization

The Tales of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny

Sat 25 Jun 2016
15:00-17:00
The duo take-on the perils of Mr McGregor's garden in this classic tale by Beatrix Potter. Using live music Quantum Theatre's production promises a magical evening for young and old alike

The Stort 10 and 5 Mile

Sun 03 Jul 2016
10:00-12:00
Bishop's Stortford Running Club bring one of the South East's best races to Hatfield Forest

Much Ado About Nothing

Wed 06 Jul 2016
19:30-21:30
Join The Lord Chamberlain's Men this summer as they return with Shakespeare's sparkling, battle-of-the‐sexes comedy. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costume, music and dance, this is undoubtedly one of the...
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Eating and shopping

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History

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Wildlife

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Our work

 National Trust Warden rounding up sheep near Forest Lodge at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Our work 

Find out more about the many different types of conservation work we undertake in the Forest.

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Learning